Lifer 645 – Grey-headed Tanager – Reflections of the Pure World

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Chronicles of a Birders Life Listing

Over the previous 40 years I’ve had the nice fortune to photographically doc 85% of the chook species added to my “Life Listing.” This weblog sequence showcases the photographs and anecdotal accounts that doc these “Lifer” sightings and a little bit in regards to the atmosphere and tradition of the world. This Lifer weblog sequence begins with my first LIFER outdoors of the US, Lifer #624 and proceeds chronologically ahead from there.

Reflections of the Pure World Weblog Put up Sequence by Jim Acquire

@ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Grey-headed Tanager (Eucometis penicillata) > Thraupidae > Passeriformes

Lifer Picture @ Chunyaxché Pueblo, Quintana Roo, Mexico

IDENTIFICATION: Small, unusual tanager of humid tropical lowland forest, typically discovered at military ant swarms. Usually inhabits low to mid-levels of shady understory, as singles or pairs. Sexes look alike, with bushy grey head cleanly lower off from the wealthy yellow underparts and olive-green upperparts. Tune is a wealthy squeaky warble, at occasions extended.

FIRST “LIFER” OBSERVATION:
Birding with: Miguel Amar Uribe from Mexico Kan Excursions and my spouse Maria
Date: 02 Dec 2021 @ Chunyaxché, Quintana Roo, MX
Chunyaxché (Pueblo) | MX-ROO

SPECIES GLOBAL eBIRD DISTRIBUTION MAP
Yellow Star indications the situation of my Lifer sighting

DETAILS ABOUT SIGHTING: We acquired in very late to Tulum resulting from flight delays and misplaced baggage and needed to depart early to satisfy up with Miguel Amar Uribe from Amar Aves, Mexico Kan Excursions who was going to steer us on our first journey birding within the Yucatan. Miguel met us with an enormous smile and we have been off to discover the pueblito of Chunyaxché and be taught in regards to the chook life and cultural historical past of the world. It was nice, barely heat and humid, with numerous billowing clouds above us. Over the following 2 1/2 hours we’d add 52 species to our first guidelines for Mexico and uncover 25 new “Lifer” species. For me, Lifers #624 to #648.

Muyil Ruins Lifer # 645 – Grey-headed Tanager

For the group of 25 Lifers that I encountered on this 2 1/2 hour stroll, there was actually nothing distinctive about any of the sightings apart from the Toucans. For the entire others they have been all added slowly on the informal stroll via the city and alongside a few of the outer trails.

PHOTOS TAKEN: I acquired a number of first rate photographs of my “Lifer” right here (pictures above), and I did see them many extra occasions and acquired first rate pictures in Camino Faro Vigia Chico too.

@ Camino Faro Vigia Chico, Quintana Roo, Mexico

BACKGROUND ABOUT THE TOWN OF CHUNYAXCHé

Facet roads main into the forest

Nestled on the fringe of the huge Sian Ka’an Biosphere and throughout the road from the Muyil Archeological Zone, the small city of Chunyaxché is surrounded by tall timber and thick vegetation and is a good spot for locating most of the areas birds. It’s situated roughly 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the coastal website of Tulum, within the Municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto within the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nevertheless, with the development of the brand new Tulum Worldwide Airport and the Mayan Prepare line, this cozy city will likely be quickly altering.


Earlier 3 posts in my LIFER Weblog Sequence.

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